Back to the Future: Finding My Voice in LockdownOct. 1, 2020
Learning in the midst of lockdown is a challenge for refugee children in Lebanon - particularly those with special educational needs. Find out how War Child is working with other leading NGOs to meet the urgent learning needs of all children through the Back to the Future project.
COVID-19 Threatens Fresh Crisis in GazaSept. 17, 2020
A major COVID-19 outbreak in Gaza threatens to bring about a fresh humanitarian crisis in the crowded enclave. More than 1,500 people have been infected over the past three weeks - with few available resources to counter the spread of the virus. Find out how we’re working to uphold the wellbeing of children and families as the pandemic expands.
Children Affected by War and Corona Face a More Secure Future Through Remote EducationSept. 3, 2020
For children like Laith and Laila who have lost their families, friends and homes due to war, school is much more than just a place to learn. It is where they feel safe in times of stress and insecurity. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, schools around the world have closed and children affected by war have had to miss out on the support their schools provide. To address this gap, War Child is now supporting children in crisis areas with quality remote education.
“The whole of Lebanon seems to have jumped into action”Aug. 18, 2020
Beirut’s communities continue to work together as part of the ongoing relief operation following this month’s explosions. War Child researcher Felicity Brown was on the ground - and witnessed the legendary resilience of the Lebanese people first-hand. She shares her story here.
War Child Steps Up Support for the People of BeirutAug. 13, 2020
Beirut is the centre of a massive clean-up operation - as people come together to set up emergency support services following last week’s explosions. Yet shelter remains scarce. Food supplies are heavily disrupted - and the threat of a prolonged humanitarian crisis is increasing. Find out how our staff in Lebanon are working to meet urgent needs.
Voice Your Mind: Mentoring a New Generation of Youth LeadersAug. 12, 2020
Every young person has the fundamental right to have their voice heard on the issues that affect their lives. And youth voices can have a positive effect in bringing about real, meaningful social change. That’s why - together with War Child Germany - we’re supporting 15 young people to express themselves through Voice Your Mind - a new global platform and advocacy campaign.
Proactive Detection: Reaching Children and Families in Need of Mental Health CareAug. 10, 2020
Many barriers - both social and external - impede children and youth from accessing much-needed mental health care. So how can we address these barriers - and increase take up of available mental health care services? War Child R&D student intern Sophia Mueller examines how proactive case detection can play a major part.